The Ugliest Ducklings of All

All eyes will be on the election today and enough words will be written on the subject over the next 12 hours that I really do not feel thatI can contribute anything new to the discourse. Instead of looking at the election and alleged related trades and investments based on the outcome, I will concentrate on looking for opportunities in the hedged portfolio strategy I discussed yesterday.

As I mentioned in Monday's column, the hedged results of stocks in the S&P 500 that have dropped 50% and those that are down in the past year and trade below book value have been solid on their own. The un-hedged results have been nothing short of spectacular in the short term, returning far more than the market. It just makes sense that these lists would be a fertile hunting ground for trading and investment ideas....612 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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